Aerial Hoop

Aerial Hoop or Circeau is a circular steel apparatus that can be hung at a set height (static) or can be set up with a counterweight system, allowing the aerialist and apparatus to be raised and lowered throughout a performance. The aerialist can hang, twist, spin and sit in the lyra in a variety of poses allowing time to rest between strenuous routines, while still remaining in the air. Aerial Hoop is a beautiful art form and one of the oldest and most respected forms in the aerial tradition. Often flexible and graceful performers create stunning displays of skill high above the stage. The Hoop can be used by one or two performers at once as flier and base can use the whole hoop in the performance, creating a symmetrical duet of balletic movement. 

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